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UNBeknownst Episode 15: Alexandra Pope on Canadian Geographic, life balance and the polarization of media 

Author: UNB Alumni

Posted on Mar 25, 2022

Category: Renaissance College , Podcast , UNB Fredericton

Alexandra Pope (BPhil’06) graduated from UNB Renaissance College's bachelor of philosophy in leadership program and went straight to work in social media and journalism for local newspapers. She jumped to The Weather Network and then joined Canadian Geographic as digital editor – a dream job. Recently, she was named editor-in-chief of Canadian Geographic magazine and its sister publication, Canadian Geographic Travel. Although much of her time is spent behind a desk editing other peoples’ work, Alexandra has had the opportunity to travel to many amazing places in pursuit of interesting stories, including a tidal energy platform in the middle of the Bay of Fundy, a fur trading post in northern Saskatchewan, and the Vimy Ridge battlefield. We chat about being at the top of your game doing what you love.  

In this episode: 

  • Alexandra’s role as editor-in-chief of Canadian Geographic and her path from local weekly newspaper journalist to leading a major national magazine 
  • The struggles and successes with work-life balance 
  • The polarization of media and influence of social media – and where journalism is heading 
  • Travel adventures and the rewards of doing what you love 

Where to listen: 

Links and resources: 

Canadian Geographic  

UNB Renaissance College 

Alexandra’s LinkedIn 

Alexandra’s Twitter 

Alexandra’s Instagram 

Thanks to: 

Ouralumni host, Shauna Cole 

Music by alumni artist,Beats of Burden 

Our alumniAffinity Partners, TD Insurance, Manulife, and MBNA Mastercard  

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